Tag Archives: access control

Inspector General Report: State Dept. Faces Persistent Information Security Challenges

Information Security

The State Department’s office of inspector general has released a report saying the agency has initiated steps to improve its information security program but continues to face significant issues and control weaknesses that increase its vulnerability to cyber threats and attacks. The document also uncovered issues with user access controls and records management. 

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Pivot3 Partners with Bosch to Develop Certified HCI Platform; Mike Koponen Quoted

Mike Koponen

Pivot3 has launched the first hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform to be certified with BVMS,  the video management system from Bosch. With the certification, Pivot3 will provide organizations with additional improvements in economics, simplicity and agility in their physical security environments. 

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OMB Issues Updated Identity, Credential & Access Management Policy

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The Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum updating the identity, credential and access management policy for federal agencies. Agencies should transition their ICAM strategies and platforms from the levels of assurance model towards a new framework “informed by risk management perspectives, the federal resource accessed and outcomes aligned to agency missions,” according to the memo issued Tuesday by Russell Vought, acting OMB director. 

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DoD Inspector General Issues Summary of Unclassified, Classified Reports on Cybersecurity

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The Department of Defense’s office of inspector general has released a summary of 20 unclassified and four classified reports related to cybersecurity and found that the Pentagon continues to encounter challenges in managing cyber vulnerabilities to its network. The Government Accountability Office and the Pentagon’s oversight community issued those reports from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, according to OIG’s report published Wednesday.

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GAO: DHS Needs to Work With Partners to Coordinate Critical infrastructure Access Control Efforts

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The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to collaborate with partners to identify ways on how to coordinate access control initiatives across critical infrastructure sectors. DHS’ screening coordination office should update its goals and objectives in order to help harmonize screening and credentialing efforts across the department, …

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